Myrtle rust spreads to Waikato

Myrtle rust has spread to Waikato, the third region to discover the fungus.

A third region has now been hit by the fungus that attacks feijoa, manuka and pohutakawa trees.

Meat exports need more value

Meat exporters should be looking to add value to red meat going to China.

There's room to grow more value from red meat exports into China.

Zespri boosts Japanese market

Zespri's kiwifruit exports to Japan earned $500 million last season.

 The Japanese can't get enough of New Zealand kiwifruit.

Growing thirst for buffalo milk

Milking buffalo cattle could be a viable income for lifestyle block holders.

Milking buffalos could be the next income earner for small block holders.

Plenty of stretch in the science

Mozzarella is a popular pizza ingredient.

World dairy experts believe NZ's 'mozzarella' approach can improve cream cheese and other foods.

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opinion

Farmers' immigration fears

There are an estimated 50 Filipino farm workers around Taranaki.

OPINION: Immigration policy changes could leave farms left short-staffed.

Big benefits for farmers in data ownership

Who owns farmers' data? An industry expert says the answer isn't clear cut.

You can't stop progress

Learning from Tillamook dairy

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Growing thirst for buffalo milk

Milking buffalo cattle could be a viable income for lifestyle block holders.

Milking buffalos could be the next income earner for small block holders.

Plenty of stretch in mozzarella

World dairy experts believe NZ's 'mozzarella' approach can improve cream cheese and other foods.

There are 71 entries in this years Innovation Awards at Fieldays including entries in animal science and genetics.

Fieldays innovation awards expand

Fieldays is expanding its innovations awards at the Mystery Creek event.

advice

More milk to come from north

Extra milk needed by the world is likely to come from the northern hemisphere.

New Zealand will struggle to be a significant player in dairy demand in next five years.

Halfbred wool market volatile

The coarser end of halfbred wool has slipped back in value since the highs of the last couple of years.

A target has been set of $1.2 billion export revenue for manuka honey alone by 2028.

NZ honey is the real deal

Tests have been developed to prove manuka honey is the real McCoy.

aquaculture

'Promising' results for reseeded paua

A curious seal keeps an eye on diver Jacob Radon during the paua survey last week.

Video surveys and genetic sampling used to monitor paua growth in Marlborough Sounds.

There's money in seaweed

Oyster farmers in the Sounds want to branch out into seaweed, producing the likes of giant kelp, sea lettuce and wakame.

Reni Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai, left and Donna Wells of Finest Kind are off to the Bluff for the Oyster Festival.

Bluff road trip to fly Nelson's seafood flag

Nelson seafood set to star(fish) at Bluff Oyster Festival

beef

More value please from meat exports

Meat exporters should be looking to add value to red meat going to China.

There's room to grow more value from red meat exports into China.

Treading lightly on the land

Environment award-winning farmer impresses the judges.

There are 71 entries in this years Innovation Awards at Fieldays including entries in animal science and genetics.

Fieldays innovation awards expand

Fieldays is expanding its innovations awards at the Mystery Creek event.

Sheep
Simon Engelbrecht on a windswept ridge overlooking his family's 611ha Stoneburn farm in East Otago.

Treading lightly on the land

Environment award-winning farmer impresses the judges.

cropping

Zespri boosts its Japanese market

Zespri's kiwifruit exports to Japan earned $500 million last season.

 The Japanese can't get enough of New Zealand kiwifruit.

Long road to recovery from Psa

Mark and Robyn Gardiner have gone through Psa and are out the other side.

Tobacco grower Laurie Jury with tobacco plants at his Pangatotara farm in Motueka Valley. (File photo)

Baccy battle back on

Customs is trying to overturn a ruling that it should return the tobacco it seized from a Motueka grower

agribusiness

Zespri boosts its Japanese market

Zespri's kiwifruit exports to Japan earned $500 million last season.

 The Japanese can't get enough of New Zealand kiwifruit.

More value please from meat exports

There's room to grow more value from red meat exports into China.

Milking buffalo cattle could be a viable income for lifestyle block holders.

Growing thirst for buffalo milk

Milking buffalos could be the next income earner for small block holders.

Discovery

Too soon for the robot milker?

De Laval's automatic milking rotary (AMR) on a farm in Tasmania.

DairyNZ scientist Brian Dela Rue takes a closer look at farmer-less milking, where cows move quietly and efficiently through robotic milking machines.

Keeping the cows in good nick

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

The lowdown on drones

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

rural women

First aid courses save lives

Merv Utting, Grant "Jock" Wyllie, and Garry Woods and his dog Quid.

OPINION: Three wives in three homes kissed husbands goodbye and wished them safe travels. Only two of these guys came home.

Dairy Woman of Year awarded

Rakaia farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman is the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year. 

Boxes of green kiwifruit are stored in Whitehall's refrigerated warehouse next to the packhouse.

Long road to recovery from Psa

Mark and Robyn Gardiner have gone through Psa and are out the other side.

Video

To tip or not to tip?

OPINION: I was raised to tip - and it kept a roof over my head. But sorry, Paula Bennett, that system is just wrong.

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